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29 December 2014

WFP Hails Re-Opening Of River Corridor To Supply Vital Food Assistance In South Sudan

JUBA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes the first delivery in years of food assistance to South Sudan using Nile River transport from Sudan.
24 December 2014

African Development Bank Supports Sierra Leone Ebola Response

FREETOWN - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a US$1 million grant from the African Development Bank (ADB) to help fight Ebola in Sierra Leone. The contribution will be used to support  the Government of Sierra Leone and WFP in meeting the essential food and nutrition needs of vulnerable people and communities affected by Ebola.

23 December 2014

DSWD & WFP Join To Strengthen Disaster Preparedness And Response In Philippines

MANILA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is partnering with the Government of the Philippines through the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) to further build capacity for disaster preparedness and response in the country.

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22 December 2014

Chinese ‘Netizens’ Join With WFP To Stop The Spread Of Ebola

BEIJING – Today the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) are launching a public fundraising campaign with Tencent, one of the world’s largest internet companies, to raise funds to fight Ebola.

22 December 2014

Germany Donates US$30 Million For Nutrition, Safety Nets & Girls’ Education In Yemen

SANA’A – The German government has donated €24 million (US$30 million) to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Yemen to support nutrition, protective safety nets and girls’ education.

22 December 2014

UK Helps Hungry & Conflict-Affected In Sudan

KHARTOUM – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) today welcomed a contribution of GBP 11.2 million (US$17.7 million) from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development.

22 December 2014

WFP Urges Continued Support For Humanitarian Needs As International Representatives Visit Jalozai And Swat Valley

ISLAMABAD: The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has led a mission of international humanitarian and development partners to Jalozai camp and Swat Valley in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province to witness food distributions and nutrition support. Among the participants were representatives from the governments of Australia, France and Norway.
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18 December 2014

WFP Launches Family Meal Photo Competition With Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver

BRUSSELS/ROME – Why is sharing a family meal important to you? In today’s rushed world, it is more important than ever to make time to sit down with your loved ones and enjoy a meal, to share stories, dreams and laughter or simply just to be in each other’s company.

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18 December 2014

WFP Launches Plan To Assist Syrians Affected By Conflict In 2015

BERLIN – As part of the United Nations launch of the Syria Strategic Response Plan and the Regional Refugee and Resilience plan for 2015, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) appealed today in Berlin for close to US$1.5 billion in 2015 to feed over 6.5 million Syrians displaced inside their country and sheltering in neighbouring countries.

17 December 2014

Government of Malawi, United Nations World Food Programme and Partners Respond to Lean Season Hunger

The Government of Malawi together with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and other partners are today launching a lean season relief operation to meet the food and nutrition needs of the most vulnerable people affected by low household crop production and high food prices.

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